Friday, June 2, 2023

Iran in Pictures

Iran tourism: Spring face of nature in Tuyserkan

Tuyserkan is the fourth largest city in Iran’s Hamadan Province. It is a mountainous city with a moderate climate in western Iran.

Iran tourism: Breathtaking oak forests of Lorestan Province

Lorestan Province, which sits in the middle of the Zagros Mountains in western Iran, is covered with 1.2 million hectares of spectacular oak forests, making the region, along with its other unique characteristics, a popular tourist attraction.

Iran tourism: Rig-e Zarrin sand desert in Yazd

The Rig-e Zarrin sand desert is one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in Yazd Province of Iran.

Harvesting spring-time chai (tea) plants in Iran’s north

It’s already mid-spring, and the chai (tea) farmers in Iran’s bountiful north are harvesting what is known as spring-time chai plants.

Iran tourism: Saqalaksar in Iran’s littoral spells visitors

Saqalaksar Village, 15 kilometers to the south of the Iranian city of Rasht, in Gilan Province, has a particular feature. An embankment dam in the village in northern Iran, has provided an exquisite tourist attraction, looking almost like a natural lake.

Iran tourism: Behind the dam, an island

Shahid Abbaspour Dam, or Karoun 1 Dam, is one of Iran’s biggest, built on the Karoun River in Khouzestan Province in southwestern Iran.

Iran tourism: World’s largest fresh water spring in Marivan

Marivan, a city in Iran’s western province of Kordestan, is home to the world’s largest fresh water spring.

Iranians celebrate national festival of twins in Zanjan

Large numbers of Iranian twins, triplets, and multiples gather in the city of Zanjan, northwest of the capital Tehran, to celebrate the national festival of twins.

Tehran International Exhibition of Flowers and Plants

Tehran International Exhibition of Flowers & Plants-19 kicked off on Saturday afternoon (May 6, 2023) in the Gofetgoo Garden in the Iranian capital.

Snow whitens Iranian town in spring

It is mid-spring in Iran and yet, this northern town in Mazandaran Province has turned white with snow. Savad-Kooh is a mountainous town abounding in wild flowers. Now covered in unexpected snow, the scenery is even more pleasing to the eye.

Racing all the way south

Motoring enthusiasts and professionals are racing from the Caspian Sea in Iran’s north all the way to the Persian Gulf in the country’s south.

The season of tulips in western Iran

The period between mid-March and mid-May is the perfect season for the growth of tulips, which emerge from the soil on the snow-bearing and rain-producing mountains of Iran’s western Ilam province.

Iran tourism: Nomadic migration festival

The first festival of Shah Savan nomads was held on Friday evening (May 8, 2023) in the presence of Iran’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Seyyed Ezzatullah Zarghami and ECO ambassadors in Jafarabad Moghan, Ardabil Province, northwestern Iran.

Harvest of roses in north-central Iran

Every spring, harvest of pink roses begins in May and goes until the end of the season in Iran’s north-central and central regions.

Spring nature of Chalus Mountains, northern Iran

More than one month into the spring, forest trees are blossoming and leafing out in the heights of Chalus, in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.

Inverted tulips adorn western Iranian fields

Inverted tulips are among the most unique species of indigenous flowers and plants in mountainous areas of Iran and give a beautiful and rare natural look to the highlands of Manesht in the western Iranian province of Ilam in the spring.

Canola fields turn gold as key oil plants flower in Arak, central Iran

One month into spring in Iran, the canola fields in the central city of Arak are shining bright.

Iran tourism: Izeh, city of ancient stone inscriptions, rock-carvings

The historical background of the city of Izeh, located in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, goes back to the Elamite period (3000 - 323 BC).

Iran tourism: Qajar-era Chah-Kouran Caravansary in Kerman

The city of Ravar in Iran’s Kerman Province is home to many historical caravanserais due to its location on the road to the holy city of Mashhad, which hosts the Shrine of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam.

Iran tourism: Zaras village, Khuzestan Province

Zaras village is located near Dehdez, a city near Izeh, and is one of the tourist attractions of the southern Iranian province of Khuzestan.

Iran tourism: Shidvar, “Iran’s Maldives” in the Persian Gulf

Among the beautiful southern islands of Iran is one called Shidvar which is located in Hormozgan Province along the Persian Gulf.

Iran tourism: Tulip Festival in Araak, central Iran

Nearly one month into the current Persian calendar year’s spring, the 6th Tulip Festival has started in the Iranian city of Araak’s industrial zone, in central Iran.

Bright nights of Iran’s capital

As people fast during the day in the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, many prefer to take a tour of the Iranian capital after the Iftar time in the evening.

Iran tourism: Yazd’s Dolatabad Garden

Yazd’s Dolatabad Garden in Chaharmanar neighborhood is one of the old gardens of Yazd city in central Iran.

‘Velvet Mountain’ in Iran’s western Lorestan Province 

Makhmal Kouh, meaning ‘Velvet Mountain,’ is a spectacular mountain that overlooks the city of Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan Province, western Iran. 

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